Need funding to deliver your School Development Plan?
Whether your priority is raising attainment in maths, improving literacy, replacing outdated resources, developing a better outdoor space, (or something else), FundEd is here to help! Creating a strategy for generating the income required to meet the school's priorities is the vital first step. For advice on developing a strategy, read the Planning a Fundraising Strategy article and Brainstorming Fundraising Ideas feature. Use our strategy template to outline your goals and targets, identify your potential support base, and recognise outcome drivers.
Don't have time to spend researching grants?
The FundEd grants database has been designed to save members time and effort. We've done all the research for you, with available funding listed by curriculum or interest area. Most of the grant-giving trusts listed feature examples of previously-funded school projects, which enables you to see which kind of projects have been supported in the past and how similar these are to your own.
Want proven examples of funding solutions that have worked for other schools?
Browse our range of case studies for practical, real-world solutions. School leaders and PTAs have shared their successes with grant applications, crowdfunding campaigns, fundraising events, business partnerships, and more. Benchmark your school against primary, secondary, or special needs settings with a similar number of pupils, that were facing similar challenges. This will help you better assess what your own school is able to achieve.
Need to build knowledge and confidence when it comes to income generation?
Our knowledgeable team of funding experts contribute advice specifically tailored to address the needs of the education sector. Whatever your fundraising plans, get detailed and trusted advice on everything from applying for grants and running a crowdfunding campaign, to establishing business partnerships and running successful events. Our experts can also offer tailored support should you need it – simply send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested to know what free resources are available through campaigns, competitions and prize draws?
The FundEd website is regularly updated with campaigns and competitions that run throughout the year. Schools can usually acquire equipment, access new learning opportunities or get cash prizes as a result of participating in various activities. We also secure education resources to give away once a term in our exclusive FundEd prize draws.
Eager to work better, save time and maximise budgets?
No need to reinvent the wheel! Our knowledge bank features shared templates, checklists, expert procurement advice, event-planning step-by-step guides and more.
'Inspiring, innovative and informative: FundEd is our go-to resource for new fundraising initiatives. The vibrant website is jam-packed with invaluable advice, motivating case studies and savvy income-generating solutions. When time is at a premium, the grants database is an absolute time-saver – there’s little need to look elsewhere! Thanks to the comprehensive knowledge bank, our Community Partnership Group has developed a focused fundraising strategy, enabling us to deliver on key priorities in the school’s Development Plan.
Last academic year, we generated in the region of £15,000 in vital funds for the school including a £500 grant from the Institute of Physics for science week and an incredible £7,720 from our first ever crowdfunding project. Throughout our campaign, the Funded expert team were on hand to guide us in the right direction, instilling a great sense of confidence and firing us with determination to achieve our goal. And so we did! If you’re looking to maximise your school's fundraising potential, FundEd is your answer.'
Charlotte Gateshill, Governor and Chair of the Community Partnership Group, Camelsdale Primary School, Haselmere, Surrey (240 pupils)
'Since joining FundEd in September 2016 we've raised £88,500! We needed to raise funds to regenerate the school's outdoor space, so decided to sign up to the FundEd programme. One of the most invaluable benefits is how straightforward it is to access the grants database, coupled with the excellent guidance on completing a successful application. Since joining in September 2016 we have been successful with five different bids worth £88,500! FundEd also has excellent giveaway prizes and we recently won a bundle of new books for our school library. Having found the grant search process and application advice from FundEd so invaluable, we don’t intend to stop at playgrounds but now plan to look into funding for library resources and other improvements across the school!'
Mel Fane, PTA Trustee, Our Lady of Lourdes RC School, Brighton, Sussex, (199 pupils)
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